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T-Mobile MyTouch and MyTouch Q review

The DeanBeat: Microsoft's costly mistake at E3 and how to recover from it

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LOS ANGELES — The folks at Microsoft must have been thinking about bigger targets like Comcast or Disney. Because when they weren’t looking, Sony came back and stole away the hearts of gamers at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this week. Microsoft was the undisputed leader...
The DeanBeat: Microsoft's costly mistake at E3 and how to recover from it
Xbox One, discs, and downloads: Better than feared, worse than hoped

Spotflux Encrypts All The Web Things Anywhere

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I’m on a privacy tear today so I thought I’d mention this start-up. Officially launching on Wednesday, Spotflux is a browser encryption plug-in for Windows and OS X. Simply put, it protects your Internet connection by encrypting all connections through a VPN. Arguably there are approximately a billion VPN services,...
Spotflux Encrypts All The Web Things Anywhere

HP Folio: Finally, An Ultrabook That Doesn't Blatantly Rip Off The MacBook Air [REVIEW] (HPQ, INTC)

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HP's 13-inch Folio is the company's latest entry in the Ultrabook category, which captured a lot of attention at this year's Consumer's Electronics Show. If you're unfamiliar, Ultrabooks are sleek, extra-slim computers that weigh as little as possible while still maintaining full computer functionality. They compete directly with Apple's...
HP Folio: Finally, An Ultrabook That Doesn't Blatantly Rip Off The MacBook Air [REVIEW] (HPQ, INTC)

Web users stuck in the slow lane

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Internet providers often charge for speeds that have no resemblance to the connection customers receieveWhen it comes to broadband, a city property is no guarantee of a good connection. While country dwellers can enjoy the view outside their window when their screen freezes, residents from Newcastle upon Tyne to London's...
Web users stuck in the slow lane

Google Drive gets automatic offline sync in Chrome

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Google Drive users no longer have to worry about accessing their documents without an Internet connection--as long as they're using Google's Chrome browser. Chrome now supports automatic offline syncing for Google Drive, allowing you to read and edit any document, spreadsheet or presentation even when the Internet is down....
Google Drive gets automatic offline sync in Chrome
Installing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Eyetease extends the "connectivity as advertisement" mentality to London cabs
Iran Not Cutting Off Internet Access, Bullet not Dodged

Review: Connectify Dispatch combines network adapters to increase speed and reliability

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Beyond the Hotspot software that comprises the bulk of their business, Connectify Inc. makes another utility for laptop enthusiasts: Dispatch. The adapters list appears at the bottom of the main interface window, and a handy graph provides throughput information over time. Connectify Dispatch works by simultaneously leveraging the multiple...
Review: Connectify Dispatch combines network adapters to increase speed and reliability

DMD Panorama Opens API To Power Panoramic Photos In Any App

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It’s a strange thing to hear from the co-founder and CEO of a photo startup, but DMD Panorama‘s Elie-Gregoire Khoury tells me that panoramic photos will become “a commodity at the end of the day.” That doesn’t mean it’s time to get out of the photo business — instead, Khoury...
DMD Panorama Opens API To Power Panoramic Photos In Any App

YouTube expanding live streaming to all channels with over 1k subscribers

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YouTube has been allowing live streaming from a number of select partner channels over the last year for everything from sports events to hangouts with politicians and today it is finally expanding live streaming to others. A post on the YouTube Creator blog today announced that all channels with over...
YouTube expanding live streaming to all channels with over 1k subscribers

Steam Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta, Now Open To All Gamers

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I know I say this a lot, but man that was fast. Valve’s new pair of Steam mobile apps have been in their respective marketplaces for less than a week, and already they have graduated from beta status. That means that you, Mr. or Mrs. Game Enthusiast, will be able...
Steam Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta, Now Open To All Gamers

Slides in Google Drive now work offline

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Google just announced that Google Drive users can now create, edit, comment, and present slides without an Internet connection—as long as they use the Chrome browser or Chrome OS. A similar offline function currently exists in Google Docs, and so Google clarified that users will not have to change any...
Slides in Google Drive now work offline

Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App

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Offline learning is the latest tool for the unorthodox education organization. Here's how that and other new features will power Khan Academy's new app. Khan Academy, the wildly popular YouTube lecture series, is slated to launch its iPad app any minute now in Apple's store. The enhanced version of Khan...
Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App

Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

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For many people, turning of their Internet connection can ramp up productivity. But if you rely on the web, you need a more precise offensive.A few years ago Cory Doctorow wrote a nice little essay on "Writing in the Age of Distraction" that contains this memorable line: "The biggest impediment...
Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

Google acquires wireless Internet network provider ICOA for $400 million

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In a move that will expand its broadband presence beyond its Fiber project, Google announced today that it has acquired wireless Internet network provider ICOA Inc. for $400 million in a move that will “further diversify it’s already impressive portfolio of companies.” ICOA provides wireless and wired networks in high-traffic public...
Google acquires wireless Internet network provider ICOA for $400 million
How to set up public Wi-Fi at your business

Just how big are porn sites?

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a fast internet connection must be in want of some porn.While it’s difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between — we know for a fact that porn sites are some of the most...
Just how big are porn sites?

Dish Anywhere on Android gets On Demand content streaming, tablet app

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A fresh release of Dish Anywhere for Android just hit Google Play, bringing it up to speed with its iOS counterpart. Now, the application allows users to stream On Demand content from wherever they have an internet connection, and adds Facebook and Twitter sharing. The experience has also received...
Dish Anywhere on Android gets On Demand content streaming, tablet app
YouTube opens livestreaming for most channels

Approxy promises instant gaming gratification with "cloudpaging" tech

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Imagine a gaming service similar to Steam, where instead of having to wait a few hours for the game to download, you could get started in just a few minutes. Or imagine a gaming service like OnLive, but where you could play even if your Internet was down, with...
Approxy promises instant gaming gratification with "cloudpaging" tech

Apple Brings Lion Internet Recovery to More 2010 Macs

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Apple today released a series of three EFI firmware updates bringing Lion Internet Recovery to the company's Late 2010 MacBook Air, Mid-2010 iMac, and Early 2010 MacBook Pro. Available firmware updates include: - MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.3 (2.98 MB):This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on...
Apple Brings Lion Internet Recovery to More 2010 Macs

Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

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As the debate over file sharing rages on, a number of voices have stepped up to offer their opinions on all sides of the issue. In a post titled "Paying for Music: My Two Cents (Pun Intended)," Danny Bowman (a software engineer at Funzio and developer for Brute Labs) presents...
Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

Do you always need real devices to test Android apps in the cloud? TestObject thinks not

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Android’s fragmentation woes may be fading, but they’re not gone yet. The fact that apps can run inconsistently across different Android devices has helped spawn a mini-industry in its own right, with companies such as TestDroid, AppThwack, DeviceAnywhere and TestCloud all offering app testing ‘in the cloud’, and outfits such...
Do you always need real devices to test Android apps in the cloud? TestObject thinks not

No Duty to Secure Wi-Fi from BitTorrent Pirates, Judge Rules

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BitTorrent lawsuits have been dragging on for more than two years in the US, involving more than a quarter million alleged illicit file-sharers. The copyright holders who start these cases generally provide nothing more than an IP-address as evidence. They then ask the courts to grant a subpoena which allows...
No Duty to Secure Wi-Fi from BitTorrent Pirates, Judge Rules

Next Xbox console alleged to require Internet connection

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Microsoft's next console will need an Internet connection to operate, according to reports. A new version of Xbox Live will apparently be central to the console itself, and through registering physical games to an individual account, would render discs useless to anyone else wanting to play them, and in effect...
Next Xbox console alleged to require Internet connection

China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has confirmed that it is planning to introduce payment services to WeChat, its popular mobile chat app, firming up plans that many industry watchers and users had suspected for some time. The Wall Street Journal reports that Lai Zhiming, who heads up TenPay — Tencent’s third-party payment...
China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users

France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

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Content owners have been hoping that France’s controversial HADOPI scheme for disconnecting file-sharers might provide a model for the rest of the world. Now, the fate of the plan is in confusion (like much else in France) after last week’s election that brought Socialist Francois Hollande to power. The French...
France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law
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